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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Rainy Days

 Well we have gone from blue skies creating a delightful backdrop for my gorgeous Frangapani....

To wet, wet and wet!
I have focused my sewing attention on Letter to My Daughter blocks. I have made all the tiny hexie flower rosettes and am working away at the little stitcheries during hospital treatment appointments. They really are such cute little stitcheries. 

I have also stitched another applique block....this block was the one that drew me to the quilt for my DD. Her name means "Honeybee" and loves this motif on all kinds of it seemed perfect.  Pardon the pun....but such a sweet block!
Today I had some time at my machine.....
And now the first piece is assembled......the little stitcheries and hexie flowers need to be added to the top row of squares. 
Not being a fan of machine sewing I am going to habe to be very strict with myself with assembly! Lol!
Tags are getting quite close to the end. I thought I would share just how full my binder ring is at this point in time.

Tag 47 - a spotty dotty appliqued birdy.
Tag 48 - Sheaf Stitch.....a stitch I had seen in books but never executed.....enjoyed it!
Well lovely it's the maids day off I guess its up to me to make dinner AGAIN lol! So I best get to it!
Thinking of all my country friends caught up in rain deluge and flooding.....stay safe!
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

A New Project

 Hello friends, I have had my eye on the Homespun BOM by Natalie Bird.....A Letter to My Daughter quilt. I have been collecting the issues and putting them by until I decided on fabric choices and also how to substitute a couple of the blocks to better reflect my DD.

The brighter Tilda ranges seemed right so a gathering I went....quite a lot brighter than I usually work in but nice and happy colours. 

My DD is NOT a camper but still likes adventure so I omitted the caravan from Block 2.
Definitely NO sewing in her world either! However, she is a wonderful photographer. I found this free Camera pattern on Pinterest for Block 1.....I kind of think its very cute.
All the other blocks will be ok the way they Block 3 was as per the pattern.
I am really loving all the lovely sayings in this quilt. I have lots of little stitcheries on the go now for this as well.
Since I last posted I have added to my little hearts. 
And another block for my Where We Love Is Home.....Wash Day!
Tags are up to date and almost at an end....
TAG 44 - Cross stitches
TAG 45 - Fireworks
TAG 46 - Wrapped......I couldn't decide whether to go with something from Nature or utilise a beautiful thread holder I received from a dear I went with both....just because I could! 
So that's what I have been up to of late.....this week I am trying my hand at making a few Christmas cards....I shall show you my efforts later.
My Daughter showed me this photo of my 2 Grandsons when they were little.....they are cousins and became best mates almost from Day 1! I adore this photo of them xx
And they still have fun when they are together today......
These two make my heart happy.....such great young guys.....BIASED of course!
Take care everyone.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx